In Billing
Dec 20th, 2016
In accordance with Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA), and to promote patient safety and public health, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) created modifier CT Computed tomography services furnished using equipment that does not meet each of the attributes of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) XR-29-2013 standard) to discourage ...
Mar 10th, 2016
Effective January 1, 2016, the definition for modifier CT has changed. The new definition may change the way you report claims for computed tomography (CT) scans. New Definition Modifier CT Computed tomography services furnished using equipment that does not meet each of the attributes of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) XR-29-2013 standard “Attributes” of this ...
May 1st, 2012
Consult guidance when coding these studies to ensure proper reporting. By Lori M. Shore, CPC, RCC Radiology has arguably had more than its share of bundling recently. Computed tomography (CT) scans of certain separate body parts are no longer separately payable; endovascular revascularization studies are now grouped into all-inclusive territories; and several renal angiography procedures ...
Apr 1st, 2012
Part 1: Make room for the latest in CPT® coding. By Marvel J. Hammer, RN, CPC, CCS-P, PCS, ACS-PM, CHCO, and G.J. Verhovshek, MA, CPC CPT® 2012 brings important changes to pain management coding. In the first of this two-part series, we’ll: Review the revised coding guidelines for sacroiliac (SI) joint injection. Clarify the methodology ...
In Billing
Nov 2nd, 2009
Cardiac computed tomography (CCT) professionals will see major changes in coding next year. CPT® 2010 adds four new Category I codes to report CCT and cardiac computed tomography angiography (CCTA) services and deletes four Category III codes. In a statement posted on its Web site prior to the Oct. 30 release of the 2010 Outpatient ...